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Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock W/ Discussion & Reception (Jan 6 Lambertville NJ)

  • ACME Screening Room 25 S Union S Lambertville, New Jersey 08530 (map)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land. A collaboration between Indigenous filmmakers, Director Myron Dewey, Executive Producer Doug Good Feather and environmental Oscar Nominated filmmakers Josh Fox and James Spione, it is a labor of love to support the peaceful movement of the water protectors. 
Discussion with Owl, member of Ramapough Lenape Nation who attended Standing Rock and Red Day Woman, an indigenous tribal member who kept a kitchen to feed the elders.
Owl from the Ramapough Lenape Nation is an advisor to the tribe and activist at the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp. He attended Standing Rock and as a result returned to NJ to establish the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp with Ramapough Lenape Nation Chief Dwane Perry, other members of the Ramapough Tribe and allies. Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp was formed in October of 2016 in solidarity with the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Led by Ramapough Lenape Nation, the camp was erected to educate the public on the impending crises of the AIM and Pilgrim pipelines that threaten the local water supply in our region. Pipeline ruptures cause severe damage to our sacred waters and endanger our families and wildlife. Even with these dangers, Spectra Company is still pushing for the AIM and Pilgrim pipelines to be completed. 
Umpetu Duta Wi’ (Red Day Woman) is from the Fort Peak Tribes Assinibone & Sioux of Northwest Montana. Her late Great Great Grandfathers are Sitting Bull of the Sioux Nation and Crazy Horse. She is an activist for Indigenous Rights, World Peace, Climate and Ecology issues and loves the Universe of Spirituality. At Standing Rock she was honored to cook food for the elders and is credited for her involvement in the credits ofAWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock